November 12, 2013

“Visions of the Prophet: The Visual Art of Kahlil Gibran” gallery walk is Nov. 26

The November Tuesday Tour at HMA takes place at 7 p.m. Nov. 26, 2013, with a gallery walk through the exhibit titled Visions of the Prophet: The Visual Art of Kahlil Gibran. Admission to this event is free. Refreshments will be served.

The gallery walk will be led by Dr. Clay McNearney and Dr. Jeff Ruff, both of Marshall University's Department of Religious Studies. Dr. McNearney’s remarks will focus on placing Gibran within the realm of the religious world of the time and Dr. Ruff will focus on Gibran’s specific mysticism.

The Huntington Museum of Art, in an exclusive partnership with the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Ga., is presenting the exhibit Visions of The Prophet: The Visual Art of Kahlil Gibran through Feb. 9, 2014. The exhibit of works by the Lebanese-born, visionary artist and writer Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) includes drawings, watercolors, and paintings. The exhibit is accompanied by a catalogue with essays by Tania Sammons and Dr. Suheil Bushrui, the University of Maryland's George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace.

This exhibit is generously sponsored by Jean E. Ripley; American Task Force for Lebanon; Joseph Assaley and Renee Domanico; The Edmund George Family; Dr. & Mrs. Lee C. Haikal; George and Gloria Hanna; The Herald-Dispatch; Kfeirian Reunion Foundation, Inc.; Margaret Mary Layne in Memory of Tom Sadler; Melanie Mansour in Memory of Michael Mansour; Marshall University Division of Multicultural Affairs; Edward M. Rahal; Dr. Richard and Eleanor Rashid; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew K. Teeter; Joseph and Omayma Touma; Larry and Cheryl Tweel in Memory of James A. Tweel and in Honor of Sally R. Tweel; West Virginia Division of Culture and History; & National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

This program is presented with support from the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.

For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

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